Carole Leslie is an essential member of our Senior Executive Recruitment Team. Carole’s background in employee ownership, combined with her experience as a recruitment professional is invaluable to Union Industries’ executive recruitment requirements.
In our search for our new MD in 2013 ,working in conjunction with another senior HR colleague and our Employee council,Carole provided a combination of specialist EO insight and practical HR skills.
We found Carole incisive and thoughtful in her approach to the evaluation and sifting process,all of which resulted in the appointment of a first rate person.
Carole’s easy manner makes her great to work with,and at the same time,disarmingly allows her to sift fact from fiction when speaking with potential candidates.
Paul Schofield, Co-Founder and Trustee Chair, Union Industries Ltd
We asked Carole to assist us with some strategic decisions which we were needing to make. Carole guided us through the process and provided some valuable insights which allowed us to make the correct decisions and remarket ourselves. Following Carole’s input we are enjoying higher revenue with higher profits and our team is working – as a team – which was not the case before. We will be asking Carole to help us again every year when we do our business review
Mike Catignani, Chief Executive, Solutions Developed Ltd
Carole was one of our initial contacts from the Employee Ownership Association and was the one with whom we had most contact during our transition. Carole’s involvement as an integral part of our team in our “Roadshow” programme of presentations to groups of employees in six depots around the North of England was invaluable and above and beyond what we expected. Since those presentations in 2008 Carole has maintained a close contact with the Parfetts business and is very much a friend to the company and to many of us. Her knowledge of and passion for Employee Ownership is second to none.
Steve Parfett, Chairman, Parfetts
Carole has been a source of advice and guidance for our company for a number of years. She has been instrumental in helping us achieve the success we enjoy today. She has won the trust and respect of our employee owners and we regard her as a member of our team
Fred Bowden, Managing Director, Woollard and Henry Ltd
Carole has a comprehensive understanding of all of the various aspects of employee ownership. Her ability to present this in straightforward terms very quickly won the confidence and trust of board members and staff, and really helped the consultation process. I have no hesitation in recommending Carole to any business considering employee ownership to gain a clear understanding of what’s involved and the factors to consider
Adrian Grant, Managing Director, The TAS Partnership Ltd
What Carole brings to her clients is an extremely valuable provenance. She is probably the best informed, most articulate advocate for Employee Ownership in the UK. She has been working right at the centre of this burgeoning sector for 10+ years and has the best established, most extensive connections with the people and organisations who really count – people who have high regard for Carole’s deep knowledge and overview of the sector … people who take notice and who get things done.
J. Mark Dodds, Peoples’ Pub Partnership
Carole has been involved in all stages of our employee ownership process – from the original vague idea to successful completion. She has provided, and continues to provide, much needed advice in a consistent and professional manner. Her obvious enthusiasm for the employee owned business model and the benefits it provides, together with her technical knowledge of the rules and regulations involved, are important factors in the continued development of employee ownership culture within our business.I would be happy to recommend Carole to any prospective client
Jim McManus, Commercial Director, Clansman Dynamics Ltd